Amputation Lawyer in Omaha
The Loss of a Limb Will Change Your Life
An amputation is one of the most horrific things that can happen to a person. Losing a limb, such as a leg or an arm, or even a body part like a finger is a traumatic injury that will impact you mentally as well as physically.
If you suffered the loss of a limb due to someone else’s negligence, Bottlinger Law L.L.C. may be able to assist you. Personal injury claims involving amputations are complex and, depending on fault, tend to have large settlements. An amputation will last forever, and we want you to get the maximum financial compensation possible and move on with your life. Call our Omaha injury attorney at (402) 505-8234 to discuss your case for free.
The Costs of an Amputation Injury
An accident that leads to an amputation is a shocking and painful ordeal. The loss of a limb requires a long and difficult road to recovery, starting with physical and emotional therapy. It also comes with many costs, such as rehabilitation, prosthetics, and additional surgeries or medical procedures required.
Having to deal with the fallout after the accident can take years away from a person. Many patients become depressed due to their altered physical state and their inability to do the things they used to do before. This stress may affect their home life and relationships, creating additional emotional trauma. Some patients can’t continue in their line of work due to their disability. And some patients can’t afford the best rehabilitation or prosthetics to help them in recovery.
Learning how to function with a prosthetic limb also poses difficulties to amputees, from experiencing phantom limb pain to developing bedsore-like chafing at the site of attachment.
No person who has lost a limb due to someone else’s negligence should have to worry about finances in order to get their life back on track. We can’t take back what happened, but we can make it easier to move onto the road to recovery.
Causes of Traumatic Amputation
Losing a limb is also referred to as "traumatic amputation," as opposed to "surgical amputation" required to treat diabetes, gangrene, or another medical complication. If a limb is removed when it does not need to be, it would be a case of medical malpractice. Otherwise, the most common causes of traumatic amputations are:
- Motor vehicle collisions
- Motorcycle crashes
- Bicycle crashes
- Vehicle/pedestrian collisions
- Chemical/electrical burns
- Machinery accidents
- Aviation crashes
- Workplace accidents
- Construction accidents
If your limb is badly crushed in an accident and needs to be removed, it is still considered a traumatic amputation, not a surgical amputation.
Discuss Your Case with an Experienced Omaha Personal Injury Lawyer
Amputation claims will have more expert testimony than the average case. They can also be financially draining due to the lifelong medical and rehabilitation bills. It’s important to get the right amount of compensation for your injury—and not to settle for the first insurance company offer. It won’t turn back time, but it will help you continue on with your life without the added stress of worrying about finances.
To have a successful case, you need an Omaha amputation injury lawyer who will not overlook these details. Recovering compensation after a traumatic limb loss is a complex task, which is why it’s important to have an experienced attorney. To learn more, call Bottlinger Law L.L.C. at (402) 505-8234 for a free consultation.
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